Dark Demos

by Steven Gullett

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A collection of previously unreleased songs from 1994-2013.

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released September 16, 2014

All sounds by Steven Gullett. Recorded in Elyria, Dayton, & Studio City.
All music & lyrics written by Steven Gullett
Star Heartless Music/ASCAP

except "Grand Design" written by Tod Weidner & David Smith
WWE Publishing/BMI

Star Heartless Records #1010

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Track Name: Life Won't Change
There is an old man sitting at the corner bar
Wondering why he never got that far
He keeps regretting, he tries forgetting
Raise a glass to the tears he’s shedding

I hope you never have to play that game
Where every turn looks exactly the same
It feels so strange that/when life won’t change
Who’s to blame? Is it prearranged?

There is a young girl standing at a borderline
Wondering if she’s gonna jump this time
She can’t go back, she can’t go on
It’s been this way for far too long

I hope you never have to play that game
Where every turn looks exactly the same
It feels so strange that/when life won’t change
You did the crime but still feel framed
Track Name: In The Corner
DROPPED FROM THE NORTHEAST TO THE STAR ON THE MAP AND
LEFT THAT SCHOOL WHILE THE PAINT WAS STILL WET AND I
MOVED TO NOWHERE THEN I LIVED WITH NO ONE YOU NEED A
GOOD DOSE OF SOLITUDE TO UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BUT ALL THAT
TIME ALONE COULDN’T TEACH ME CROWD TECHNIQUES I’LL BE
IN THE CORNER WHERE THE KNEES ARE WEAK

NOW I’M FORCED OUT HERE ALONE
THE FREAK TO ENTERTAIN SOMEONE
AND ALL THE LINES I WROTE AS FIX (TO HEAL)
MISSED EVERYONE THEY SHOULD’VE HIT (THAT COULDN’T FEEL)

WORDS TURNED TO LYRICS AND LYRICS TURNED TO SONGS
SONGS TURNED TO SINGING THAT TURNED OUT ALL WRONG GLAM
RACKET HIT THE BOTTOM AS THE PLAYERS CHANGED I
KNEW THE BEST THEN IT ALL GOT REARRANGED SEE I
TRUSTED EVERYONE AND TORE MY CHEST CAUSE I
DREAMED IN HISTORY AND WE COULDN’T MAKE A DENT IT’S A
KISS FROM GRAVITY TO DISCONNECT THIS SCENE AND
CONSUMMATE THE FINAL SPLIT OF ME IF I
IF I WERE AUTHOR THEN I’D TITLE YOU “FORGIVE” CAUSE
BROTHERS ARE A RARITY COMPARED TO JUST MERE FRIENDS BUT I
HAVE NO CONTROL OF CLOCKS AND LESS CONTROL OF HEARTS
SO I’LL BE IN THE CORNER WITH AN UNDERRATED SHOCK

THIS TOWN’S CELEBRITY IS JUST WHAT IT WANTS TO BE AND
I’M NOT PREACHING TRUE OR FALSE, TRUE OR FALSE
IT JUST OUTGROWS ME AND TIPTOES QUIETLY TO
LEAVE ME SINGING TO MYSELF AS I
BUILD A CATALOG OF ALL THESE PATIENT SONGS AND IF THEY
CATCH A GLIMPSE I’LL AT LEAST HAVE WROTE MY OWN
Track Name: Checking Out
It could've been easy
should've been clean
but I blew it all
on the gasoline

Now I try to sort things out
(Now I try to sort it out)

My four leaf clovers
never did much
Must've been born
without the Vegas touch

How am I gonna make it now?

When it's so frustrated, overrated
why's it gotta be complicated?
I'm checking out

about this life..
I'm getting out
I will not lie - here tonight

It's understated, I can't trade it
why's it gotta be complicated?

an ageless shiny party machine
but the hangover comes without the gleam

It's the truth I'm finding out

My four leaf clovers
never did much
Must've been born
without the Vegas touch

How am I gonna make it now?
Track Name: Dream Show
I’ve been dressing to impress
While I’m stuck living at the same address

All this talk about where we’ll go
Either Rome or Mexico

This is the life we know
A round trip ticket to the dream show

One of these days I always say
Tomorrow is so hard to chase

Live so big for a night or two
Then return to the things we do (retreat to the ways we choose)

This is the life we know
A round trip ticket to the dream show

Think of all those people we’ll meet
Once I get back on my feet
Track Name: Walking On My Grave
THERE’ S FOOTSTEPS IN MY HEADLIGHTS
AND HANDS DOWN FROM THE CLOUDS
HANDS DOWN FROM THE CLOUDS

THIS FEELING THAT WON’T FADE
LIKE YOU’RE WALKING ON MY GRAVE
YOU’RE WALKING ON MY GRAVE

WALKING ON MY GRAVE
WALKING ON MY GRAVE
AND THE RAIN CAN’T STOP THE WHISKEY
FROM COMING DOWN

WE’RE STARS IN OUR MOVIES
AND THE FILM IS RUNNING OUT
THE FILM IS RUNNING OUT

THIS FEELING THAT WON’T FADE
LIKE YOU’RE WALKING ON MY GRAVE
YOU’RE WALKING ON MY GRAVE

WALKING ON MY GRAVE
WALKING ON MY GRAVE
AND THE RAIN CAN’T STOP THE WHISKEY
FROM COMING DOWN
Track Name: How'd We Get Here?
I DON’T SWIM AGAINST THE STREAM
QUITE AS OFTEN AS I DID
SEEMS THE CURRENT’S GETTING HARDER TO BEAT
LEAVE THE FIGHTING TO THE KIDS

I KNOW THAT SMACKS OF CONSOLATION
OF SURRENDER OR DEFEAT
WITH ALL THE BLOWS THAT THIS POOR SOUL’S TAKEN
I’M SURPRISED I’M ON MY FEET

OH ANGELLE MY DEAR
HOW’D WE GET HERE?

ALL THE LOSSES PILING UP
LIKE A WALL AROUND YOUR HEART
WE COULD ALL AVOID THE FINISH
IF WE’D REMEMBER HOW TO START

OH ANGELLE MY DEAR
HOW’D WE GET HERE?

I’M YOUR COMPLIMENT REFLECTION
YOU’RE MY GOOD TIME MEMORY
HELP ME THROUGH THE CONVERSATIONS
I HOLD YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE

OH ANGELLE MY DEAR
HOW’D WE GET HERE?
Track Name: Disappearing Glow
I don’t know if I came here to stay
I did it out of fright
That is what they’ll say

It’s harder than you know, with a disappearing glow
It’s harder than you know, with a disappearing glow
Came in low tide, left it all behind
It’s harder than you know, it’s harder than you know

Try to keep control, can’t let it show…

I don’t know if you ever had a clue
How much they hide
The change they go through

I don’t know if you ever had a clue
Is this how we die?
The many or the few

It’s harder than you know, with a disappearing glow
It’s harder than you know, with a disappearing glow
Came in low tide, left it all behind
It’s harder than you know, it’s harder than you know

Try to keep control, can’t let it show…

I don’t know if you ever had to hide
A change you go through
Keep it all inside
Track Name: Look Out Below
HOW’S YOUR SILVER LINING
IS IT STILL DEFINING
WHAT YOUR HAPPINESS COULD BE?

ALWAYS IN DEFENSE OF
ALL YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
LIKE YOU’RE PROVING IT TO ME

I NEVER ASKED TO SEE YOUR SHAME
OR GET CAUGHT UP IN YOUR NET AGAIN

WHEN THE SANDMAN TAKES HIS TOLL
AND THE FIREWORKS WILL FLOW
WHEN WE ALL GET UP TO GO… LOOK OUT BELOW

ALL YOUR CORRESPONDENCE
ON HOW YOU’RE SO DESPONDENT
AND HOW THOSE FEELING JUST WON’T LEAVE

NO MORE SECOND CHANCES
FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL DANCES
LOOK WHAT THEY TURNED OUT TO BE

BETTER FOCUS HERE AND NOW
CAUSE IT’S GONNA HAPPEN ANYHOW

WHEN THE SANDMAN TAKES HIS TOLL
AND THE FIREWORKS WILL FLOW
WHEN WE ALL GET UP TO GO… LOOK OUT BELOW

THEY DON’T NEED TO BLEED ME
UNDERNEATH THE BRIGHTEST STARS TONIGHT
I COULD BE SO HAPPY
LIVING THIS LIFE WITHOUT A FIGHT

BUT AS WE FOCUS ON THE PAIN
ALL THE KISSES GONE ASTRAY
AS WE FOCUS ON THE RAIN
WILL ALL OUR WISHES GO AWAY
Track Name: Hip Gloss
It's raining rhinestones right above your head and I never thought remembering your downfall would make me feel so dead

I'd reinvent my homemade self-defense
If I thought revolution would even make a dent

And all that remains is your regret, surprise that's all you get And all of the champagne can't unwreck your remnants of respect

So tell me why can't I just let it be / just leave it alone I'm always staring too long into the sights of the sun like it's somehow. could transform me / like it's some kinda perfect god on loan It's get too serious, we watch it come between us so casually So tell me why can't I take control of me

I'm moving to my room without a view
where I can pretend to forget the world & ponder you

If I could render all the curves around your hip gloss then I could make the lonely feel even more loss

But guess what we're deterioration, guess what we're the rest
I know it's not the rich division, it's risk & ruin when you lose the bet
Track Name: Fall Away
YOU HIT ME LIKE A WISH
I BARELY STOOD A CHANCE
I WAS NOT PREPARED
FOR SUCH SWEET HAPPENSTANCE

SIGNS OF HESITATION
FEELS LIKE IT’S OVER FROM THE START
I’M ALREADY SHAKING
MUST’VE BEEN A TREMOR IN MY HEART

HERE I AM AGAIN
THIS ISN'T ANY BETTER
I SAY A COUPLE THINGS
BUT I DON’T FEEL VERY CLEVER

SIGNS OF HESITATION
FEELS LIKE IT’S OVER FROM THE START
I’M ALREADY SHAKING
MUST’VE BEEN A TREMOR IN MY HEART
ALL THE WORDS I WANT TO SAY
TURNED AND LEFT ME ALL AFRAID
I’M ALREADY SHAKING
EVERY TIME YOU’RE NEAR I FALL AWAY – I FALL AWAY

I ALWAYS PUT YOU ON A SHELF
WHEN I KNOW THAT MY ONLY HOPE IS TRY TO FIND MYSELF

IS THAT SO HARD TO DO?
I DON’T THINK THAT YOU’D LIKE ME
CAUSE I HARDLY DO
BUT I’M TRYING JUST TO SPITE ME

‘TIL THEN I’VE GOT A PART TO PLAY
IN THIS WORN OUT CHARADE

SIGNS OF HESITATION
FEELS LIKE IT’S OVER FROM THE START
I’M ALREADY SHAKING
MUST’VE BEEN A TREMOR IN MY HEART
ALL THE WORDS I WANT TO SAY
TURNED AND LEFT ME ALL AFRAID
I’M ALREADY SHAKING
EVERY TIME YOU’RE NEAR I FALL AWAY – I FALL AWAY
Track Name: Worse Than It Seems
I SMELL HER HAIR ON MY PILLOW
I SEE HER FACE IN MY DREAMS
THEY SAY THAT I’M LOOKING BETTER
I THINK IT’S WORSE THAN IT SEEMS

I FEEL THE SPACE WHERE YOU SHOULD BE
I MOURN THE FACT THAT YOU’RE NOT
I WISH THAT I COULD STOP SEARCHING, MY DEAR
AND BE ALRIGHT WITH WHAT I GOT

THE THINGS I HAVE TO DO FOR MONEY
MAKE ME HOLLOW INSIDE
ALL THE POTIONS AND THE POISONS, MY FRIENDS
ARE THAT I CAN DO TO HIDE

NOW MY DAYS ARE GETTING DARKER
I SEE THE SUN SINKING LOW
I DON’T THINK THAT WE GET MUCH WARNING
WHEN IT’S OUR TURN TO GO

I KNOW MY PAST IS GETTING LONGER
I KNOW EACH DAY SHORTENS MY STAY
I KNOW JUST HOW I’D WRITE MY FUTURE
BUT I DON’T THINK I HAVE A SAY